Sacred Hill has released its 2008 HALO Hawke`s Bay Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc into its new HALO range. The range brings premium quality, small parcel wines back into our everyday enjoyment.
Under the watchful eye of senior wine maker Tony Bish, grapes for the 2008 HALO Hawke’s Bay Merlot have been harvested from the Sacred Hill Estate owned vineyard in Gimblett Gravels. These vineyards also produce the renowned Special Selection Helmsman Cabernet Merlot and Brokenstone Merlot.
The 2008 HALO Hawke’s Bay Merlot is a deep and inky colour, with a ripe scented nose of black fruits and notes of cocoa, mocha and nutty oak. The palate has an elegant and concentrated expression of pure fruits common to this classic varietal. The HALO wines are a genuine reflection of the land from where they come as well as the people who put the time and effort into lovingly tending the vines and bringing the individual wines to life.
According to Bish these wines should appeal to those looking for that little bit more in their wine, fresh, vibrant New Zealand styles with some of the old world, hand crafted techniques applied to them.
2008 HALO Hawke’s Bay Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc is available in premium wine outlets, restaurants and bars throughout NZ with a RRP of $25.90.